I.L.D. USA: "Growing Leaders to Impact the World"

J-Life USA has become ILDUSA - a faith-based, non-denominational, non-profit, 501(c)(3) training community that seeks to "Grow Leaders to Impact the World". Since 2005, ILDUSA has facilitated an "Intentional Leadership Development" process to grow leaders who build organizations that are making a difference! 

The January 6, 2024 free seminar at the new I.L.D. USA Training Center in New Berlin, New York for pastors, church leaders, youth leaders has been postponed. Stay tuned for another date to be announced. In the meantime, if you have any questions, email Kevin at kp84@tc.edu. 

Jesus’ model is still the best as exemplified by 2+ billion followers today - over 2000 years after Jesus’ ascension.


  • Part 1 – Synoptic study of The Gospels to demonstrate Jesus’ relational process in making disciples
  • Part 2 – Understand the 4 chairs of disciple making as seekers become believers; believers become servants, and servants become disciple makers. (https://impactdisciples.com/)

Receive resources for free ongoing application for your church. Hear about upcoming events including leadership development, spiritual gifts training, and academic internships in June and July.

In 2022, I.L.D. USA, Inc. added a new training center in New Berlin, New York. The first residential academic internship was hosted there as "Leadership & Administration of Not-for-Profit Organizations" in 2022.  Presenters included: Buff Bowen, Recruiting Coordinator, Milford Academy; Luke Halberg, Branch Manager, NBT Bank; Major General Peter Lennon (retired), Mayor; Dr. Kevin Phillips, Director, I.L.D. USA; JoAnne Smith, Manager, Gates-Cole Insurance; and Brenton Taylor, District Superintendent, Unadilla Valley Central Schools.

In August 2023, the training center expanded with courses of study in youth ministry, business, social work and leadership development in partnership with the New Berlin Youth Center, Inc. (https://www.nbyouthcenter.org/) "NBYC".

See the schedule below for more information about upcoming academic internships. Applicants may receive a certificate and/or college credit once they write and complete a "learning contract" employing the training in personal leadership skills, financial acquity, leader development, and the effect of personality styles on building relationships.


2024 Summer Intern Application Application and brochure Application.

Please download application, complete, and email it to Kevin Phillips: kp84@tc.edu.

In addition, ILDUSA continues to support the intentional leadership development of: J-Life Africa (http://jlife.org.za/), the New Berlin Youth Center, Inc. (https://www.nbyouthcenter.org/), Harlem Scout Troop 5 (http://www.troop5harlem.com/) and New Berlin Scout Troop 61 (http://www.troop61newberlin.com)

Check out our C.E.O.'s Bio and connect with us anytime by clicking the "Contact" tab above.

ILDUSA is located in New York and our calling has grown to six continents. Soon the other tabs on this website will be updated to reflect our expanded vision. Please be patient as we experience the exciting pains of growth and change!


Sept. 23 BSA Adult Leader Training @ Whitney Point Library

Nov. 11 BSA Adult Leader Training @ Binghamton Scout Office

Nov. 18 ILD USA "Youth Leader Development & Disciple Making", New Berlin

Jan. 3-6 International Conference on Education, Hawaii

Jan. 19-29 Leader Development & Disciple Making Training, India

April 15-24 Leader Development & Disciple Making Training, Uganda & Zambia

June 9-21 Academic Intern Residency, "L&A of Non-Profit Organizations", New Berlin

July 14-26 Academic Intern Residency, "L&A of Non-Profit Organizations", New Berlin

Intentional Leadership Development – “Growing leaders who build teams and organizations that are making a difference.”

Dr. Phillips' teaching and consulting based on the experiences, education, and availability provided by God has yielded a number of results:

*As Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Christian Education and Youth Ministries Department at Nyack College (nyack.edu), student subscription to the majors in the department grew from 3 to 62 (or 11% of Nyack College's student population) from 1988-1993;

*As Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries at Hopewell Reformed Church (hrcrca.org), the teenage ministry grew from 12 to 110 from 1992-2001;

*As Scoutmaster of Harlem Boy Scout Troop 5 (troop5harlem.com), the troop has produced 100's of young men from low-income families who are contributing positively to society as parents, valued employees, and ongoing volunteers in not-for-profit organizations across the USA since 1988, and many have become the first college graduates of their family;

*Metropolitan Missions of India (metropolitanmissions.org) has grown from 35 to 156 churches and a Children's Home with our training, consulting, and investment since 1989;

*As Founder and CEO, Restoring Rockland, Inc.has provided “the highest quality housing for low-income families in Rockland County” and has purchased 33 properties from 1992-present;

*As Scoutmaster, New Berlin Scout Troop 61 (troop61newberlin.com) has sprung to life again after 9 years of a lapsed charter that began in 1936 and has produced 75 Eagle Scouts in 75 years in a rural farming-based community in upstate New York;

*And check out the new initiatives at the New Berlin Youth Center (NBYouthCenter.org).

ILDUSA is available to help your organization make a greater difference as we build leaders intentionally!!!

“One of my goals in life was to retire at age 40. I had saved $1,000 in the bank by age 11, had employees by age 13, had created a monopoly on all the 150+ Sunday morning newspapers delivered in my hometown by age 14, and bought out my two competitors while opening a storefront for my bicycle repair shop at age 15. I missed the age 40 goal as I took my last paycheck at age 41.5. Since then I have experienced great joy in volunteering across 6 continents to help leaders grow who build groups and organizations that are making a difference.” Kevin Phillips, Ed.D., Founder and CEO of ILDUSA


Are you passionate about growing an organization that is making a difference in this world?

ILDUSA can help your organization engage current and potential leaders in a life-changing process of Intentional Leadership Development (ILD). Take your F.A.T. members (Faithful, Available, Teachable) through a developmental journey in Spiritual Formation, Leadership Capacity, and Disciplemaking Lifestyle over the next 8-9 months!

Too often organizations rely on leaders developed elsewhere. ILDUSA will help you transform current and potential leaders over the next 8-9 months if you want to increase your impact and/or productivity. Call us today to start the journey together.

Our local communities need YOU. Now is the time to reach out and impact this generation of current and potential leaders. Take this opportunity to intentionally develop yourself as a leader and/or the people God has sent to your organization and/or community of faith. Grow the commitment to a daily lifestyle of meeting others' needs while being trained in relevant, vision and goal oriented servant leadership.

Our Mission:

Through holistic personal development in community with others who are like-minded, ILDUSA equips and mobilizes organizations across the world by intentionally developing leaders that impact the local and global community with a leading servant lifestyle.


Our Method:

ILDUSA offers current and potential leaders the opportunity to grow while serving and leading. ILDUSA provides the structure, support and some input to those who respond to the invitation to an intense period of training and application in leadership capacity.


Our Outcomes:

What will someone gain from joining an Intentional Leadership Development group in your organization?

  • Hands-on experience in serving and leading
  • Personal and spiritual growth
  • Effective tools to use as you expand your leadership capacity
  • Exposure to local and global contexts
  • Daily opportunities to serve in response to a growing awareness of others' needs


Our Claim:

Each organization can grow 5 or more leaders over the next year who will turn around and grow 5 or more leaders IF you as the leader commit a minimum of 2 hours/month personally to the ILD process!